Key2safedriving is an invention developed by researchers at the University of Utah and was developed to help prevent the number of deaths that result from car crashes. It is a new key for the ignition of an automobile that has the ability to prevent the driver from chatting on their cell phones or text messaging while behind the wheel. Bluetooth technology allows the key to connect wireless with the cell phone.
According to the Jere Beasley Report, motor vehicle accidents are the 5th leading cause all of deaths in our country and amongst teenagers, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death. An invention such as this simple key presents an effective and fairly low-cost solution to aid in removing distractions from young, or experienced drivers so that they may focus on driving safely.
Studies have been done that show that talking on a cell phone can be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Several U.S. States have banned the use of cell phones while operating a vehicle. The necessary provisional patents have been obtained by the University of Utah and the private company that have been licensed by the University look to have this device with great promise on the market within the next 6 months. The estimated cost of this simple device would be less the $50 with a monthly service fee that is still being determined.
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